Running Trails in New York

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  • Allegheny River Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 5.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    If you find yourself in Allegany or Olean, New York, with a half hour to spare, this loop trail makes for a very enjoyable bike ride. Better yet, strap on your inline skates and do a lap or two with the other skaters, bicyclists, walkers, baby-jogger ...
  • Andes Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    The Andes Rail Trail begins in the quaint town of Andes in the beautiful Catskill Mountains region of southeastern New York and follows a branch of the former Delaware and Northern Railroad. The trail begins at the town's old train depot, which ...
  • Auburn Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 9.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Auburn Trail is a major cross-town, multi-use pathway, which provides connections to other trails and an up-close view of one of the oldest railroad buildings in the country. Start in Farmington at Mertensia Park. Shortly after leaving ...
  • Auburn-Fleming Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

    This is a flat 1.6 mile trail through woods, wetlands and farmland connecting Rt. 34 in the Town of Fleming to Dunning Ave. in the City of Auburn. It is an easy walk or bike through a very scenic area. To view a trail map, please see the ...
  • Ballston Spa Walking Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Ballston Spa Walking Trail spans 0.5 mile between Front Street and Prospect Street on what was once a railroad bed.
  • Ballston Veterans Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This asphalt trail is the legacy of an inter-urban trolley system operated by Schenectady Railway Company (SRC) in the early 1900s. To attract visitors on weekends, SRC built an amusement park at Ballston Lake with a beachfront, some baseball ...
  • Bethpage Bikeway

    State: NY
    Length: 12.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Bethpage Bikeway is one of Long Island's most popular trails. It connects Merrick Road in Massapequa with Bethpage State Park, and includes additional trail north to Trail View State Park in Woodbury. There are a few parkway exit crossings ...
  • Big Flats Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    A pleasant walk between wetland habitat and farmland, this short community trail sits atop a sewer line that Corning Glassworks installed to serve its Big Flats plant. Corning provided the crushed stone surface for the trail. The main trailhead ...
  • Black Bridge Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Just north of Albany, the Black Bridge Trail connects the communities of Waterford, Cohoes, and Green Island in eastern New York. The trail was completed in 2011 and its centerpiece was the rehabilitation of the former Delaware & Hudson Railroad ...
  • Black Diamond Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Grass

    Black Diamond Trail will one day stretch 15 miles to link four state parks in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Currently, 8 miles of the trail are open, which follow the Lehigh Valley Railroad route whose Black Diamond Express once ran from ...
  • Black River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Black River Trail follows part of an abandoned segment corridor of the NY Central Railroad. The trail runs for 3.5 miles between the village of Black River and Watertown, following along the south bank of the scenic river, where you'll see ...
  • Bloomingdale Bog Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 16 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel, Sand

    The Bloomindale Bog Trail is located in the Adirondack Forest Preserve and is used by mountain bikers and hikers. The trail follows an old rail bed, and its southern segment runs through a bog. Beavers have dammed the stream, which requires ...
  • Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

    This out-and-back rail-trail's beautiful natural setting and informative signage invite visitors to appreciate the importance of wetland habitats. Located just east of downtown Saratoga Springs, the trail allows you to observe and learn about ...
  • Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway

    State: NY
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Grass

    The Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway is a 12-mile linear park that runs from the town of Ossining north to Westchester County's Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill. The trail is built on land orginally acquired in 1929 by the Westchester Parkway ...
  • Bronx River Greenway

    State: NY
    Length: 16.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    The Bronx River Greenway will one day stretch 23 miles along the river through New York's Westchester and Bronx counties. Currently, about 16 miles of the trail are complete in disconnected segments largely paralleling the Bronx River Parkway. ...
  • Catharine Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Catharine Valley Trail travels for 12 miles between Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen and Smith Road north of Pine Valley. The trail follows segments of the abandoned Northern Central Railroad and Chemung Canal towpath, which once ran through ...
  • Cato-Fair Haven Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 14.51 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt

    The Cato-Fair Haven Trail (a.k.a. Cayuga County Trail) travels a little more than 14 miles through forest, wetland and tree farm.
  • Catskill Scenic Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 26 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Catskill Scenic Trail lives up to its name as it winds through a broad farming valley and small towns in New York's Catskill Mountains. The West Branch of the Delaware River is often in sight, with opportunities for fishing and wading in ...
  • Champlain Canalway Trail: Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail begins at the Feeder Dam in Glens Falls and follows the Hudson River through town to the Champlain Canal, then turns south toward Fort Edward. The 8-mile trail follows a portion of one of New York's few remaining ...
  • Champlain Canalway Trail: Saratoga

    State: NY
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Saratoga segment of the 71-mile Champlain Canalway Trail includes three disconnected segments near the Hudson River, from Stillwater Township to the town of Saratoga. The longest section is under 1 mile and goes through Saratoga National ...
  • Champlain Canalway Trail: Schuylerville

    State: NY
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Schuylerville segment of the 71-mile Champlain Canalway Trail rail runs between Schuyler House, past Lock 5 of the canal and does a loop around the island (Hudson Crossing Park). As of 2011, only about 17 miles of the Champlain Canalway ...
  • Charlie Major Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt

    The Charlie Major Nature Trail follows an abandoned right-of-way that once carried trains along the old Skaneateles Short Line Railroad. The railroad served millworks in the area, including paper mills, grist mills, distilleries, and woodworking ...
  • Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 28.56 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Though mostly a continuous system of trails from Sherman north to Brocton, some segments of the Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails system go by other names (see below). All the trails are primarily grassy but some portions are gravel or crushed stone. ...
  • Clarence Pathways

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 16.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Four trails make up the Clarence Pathways trail system: the 3.5-mile West Shore Trail, 4.8-mile Newstead Bike Path, 6.1-mile Clarence Bike Trail and 2.3-mile Peanut Line Trail. The trails radiate around the Buffalo suburbs of Clarence, Akron ...
  • Corry Junction Greenway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY, PA
    Length: 5.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Crossing the state line into New York near Erie, Pennsylvania, the 7.5-mile trail runs through the beautiful Brokenstraw Valley, passing small streams, a tamarack swamp, deciduous woods and wildflowers. The construction of railroad tracks ...
  • Cross Island Parkway Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Cross Island Parkway Trail closely follows its namesake thoroughfare through northeastern Queens. From its northern end, you will soon enter Little Bay Park, which offers lovely views of the Throgs Neck Bridge and the bay. If you get ...
  • D & H Canal & Gravity Railroad Heritage Corridor - Port Jervis Branch Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Gravel

    The City of Port Jervis is the latest community to save a portion of the former D&H Canal and turn it into a greenway for use by residents and visitors. A section of the canal, which is approximately one mile long, has been cleared and opened ...
  • D & H Canal Heritage Corridor (O&W Rail-Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 10.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    Sandwiched between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains near the busy US Route 209 corridor, this trail has a little something for everyone. The Delaware & Hudson Canal Heritage Corridor (D & H Canal), which contains the Ontario and Western ...
  • D & H Canal Linear Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.7 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The D&H Canal Linear Park is 45 acres with a trail situated along the historic D&H Canal. Remains of the original locks, dry dock and waste weirs are visible from the towpath trail. Interpretive signs are located in the park to assist the visitor ...
  • D & H Canal Park

    State: NY
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    Owned by the County of Orange and maintained by the Orange County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, the D&H Canal Park is a 300-acre park with a one mile section of the Delaware and Hudson Canal (1825-1898) and a number of historic ...
  • D & H Canal Trail - Bashakill Wildlife Management Area

    State: NY
    Length: 5.7 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

    The Bashakill Wildlife Management Area is located on the Orange County-Sullivan County border just south of Wurtsboro, New York. It consists of over 3,000 acres of wetlands and uplands which were acquired by the New York State Department of ...
  • Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY, VT
    Length: 23.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail quietly rambles over the rolling hills and farmland of western Vermont along the state’s border with New York, dipping into its western neighbor at the community of Granville. It traces an old Delaware & Hudson ...
  • East Ithaca Recreation Way

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel

    The East Ithaca Recreation Way on East Hill is primarily built upon the rail bed of the old Ithaca and Cortland Railroad, which later became part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The trail traverses a natural area along Cascadilla Creek between ...
  • East River Bikeway

    State: NY
    Length: 3.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The East River Bikeway is part of the larger Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, which incorporates the Hudson River Greenway the Harlem River Greenway and the East River Esplanade (the latter two coming soon to TrailLink.com). Together the four ...
  • Eastern Parkway Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Eastern Parkway Trail is a 2-mile route along a tree-lined boulevard in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood. The path begins at Prospect Park, which houses some of Brooklyn's most popular attractions, including the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn ...
  • Edwards Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Edwards Nature Trail extends 3 miles from Town Barn Drive to Talcville Road in the village of Edwards. The crushed gravel surface follows and old rail bed and is suitable for hiking, biking and cross-crountry skiing.
  • El Camino: Butterhole-Seneca Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.25 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The El Camino: Butterhole-Seneca Park Trail (often more simply called the El Camino Trail) runs diagonally through a neighborhood and industrial properties in northeast Rochester on an abandoned CSX railroad corridor. Trains on the line once ...
  • Erie Attica Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

    The Erie Attica Trail lies in the Finger Lakes region of New York along the former railroad for which it's named. A glimpse of this past can be seen in the beautiful truss bridge that spans 220 feet across the Genesee River. The wooded rail-trail ...
  • Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

    State: NY
    Length: 365 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    The Erie Canalway Trail runs 365 miles, from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east, linking other cities of Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, and Schenectady. As of August 2011, about 75% of the trail is complete with a few remaining gaps ...
  • Erie Canalway Trail: Buffalo to Tonawanda (Riverwalk)

    State: NY
    Length: 13.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Erie Canalway Trail runs 365 miles, from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east, linking other cities of Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, and Schenectady. As of August 2011, about 75% of the trail is complete with a few remaining gaps. ...
  • Erie Canalway Trail: Little Falls to Albany (Mohawk-Hudson Bikeway)

    State: NY
    Length: 39 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    NOTE: September 2011: A segment of the trail in the Fort Hunter area in eastern New York is closed until further notice because of the effects of flooding from tropical storm Irene. The adjacent roadway, Route 5S, is also closed. Long distance ...
  • Erie Canalway Trail: Port Byron to Utica (Old Erie Canal State Park)

    State: NY
    Length: 20 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Erie Canalway Trail runs 365 miles, from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east, linking other cities of Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, and Schenectady. As of August 2011, about 75% of the trail is complete with a few remaining gaps ...
  • Erie Canalway Trail: Tonawanda to Newark (Erie Canal Heritage Trail)

    State: NY
    Length: 100 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Erie Canalway Trail runs 365 miles, from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east, linking other cities of Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, and Schenectady. As of August 2011, about 75% of the trail is complete with a few remaining gaps ...
  • Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville Rail Trail (FJ & G Rail Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 10.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville Rail-Trail (FJ&G) has one main section and one shorter section. The main segment runs for nearly 8 miles between Union Avenue in Johnstown and the intersection of Green Road and County Road 154 (Dennie's Crossing). ...
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk

    State: NY
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Woodchips

    The Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk follows Staten Island's eastern shore from Miller Field -- a recreational area for sports, picnicking and bird watching -- to Fort Wadsworth. Highlights of the trail include spectacular views of the Verrazano ...
  • Genesee Riverway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 16.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Genesee Riverway Trail links the area's vast array of recreational, historical and cultural attractions to diverse neighborhoods and the Seaway Trail, Erie Canalway Heritage Corridor and the Genesee Valley Greenway. The Genesee Riverway ...
  • Genesee Valley Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 68.8 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Genesee Valley Greenway rolls through towns and countless landscapes from Rochester south to Cuba, New York. The greenway is a work in progress, but there is a long, continuous segment (37 miles) between Rochester and Sonyea that provides ...
  • Gorge Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Crushed Stone

    The Gorge Trail is makes for a scenic walk or mountain bike ride near the town of Cazenovia. The trail runs between the old railroad buildings on William Street and Bingley Road to the north. From here, you can continue on the Link Trail, which ...
  • Groveland Secondary Trail (York to Alexander)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 20 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Groveland Secondary Trail follows a portion of abandoned right-of-way of the old Groveland Branch of the Erie Lackawanna between York and Alexander. The York terminus begins just east of Main Street (SR 36) along Genesee Street (SR 63) by ...
  • Harlem Valley Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 16.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Harlem Valley Rail Trail provides a scenic ride through rolling farm fields and dense woods on the bed of the New York and Harlem Railroad that ran from New York City to Chatham. The rail-trail is being built in segments, and there is still ...
  • Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail (aka Albany County Rail Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    More than half of the planned 9-mile Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail, formerly known as the Albany County Rail Trail, is now open. Although currently only pedestrians are permitted to use the trail, additional upgrades will eventually allow bicycles. The ...
  • Heritage Trail (aka Orange Heritage Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 11.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Much of the Heritage Trail, a.k.a. the Orange Heritage Trail, sails past wide fields of corn and wheat. The right-of-way is 11.5 miles, but a gap in the west end creates two distinct trails, a 9.1-mile paved section and a 2.4-mile unpaved segment. ...
  • High Line

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Concrete, Grass

    Start spreading the news about New York City's innovative new public park. The High Line rail-trail is an urban marvel, stretching 1.5 miles and towering almost 30 feet above street level through several neighborhoods in the lower west side ...
  • Hojack Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    This pleasant community trail connects suburban residences close to the shore of Lake Ontario with a school, a church and a commercial area in Webster, New York. Near the trail's northwest end, it connects with old-growth forests and unique ...
  • Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway

    State: NY
    Length: 4.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    While not a "rail-trail," the Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway is a very scenic trail along the Hudson River in Rockland County. The southern half of this trail is flat and runs right along the river at sea level. It is wheelchair accessible ...
  • Hoosick River Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface:

    The Hoosick River Greenway is a joint development effort between the Village of Hoosick Falls and the Hoosick River Watershed Association. The Village purchased 2.5 miles of abandoned railroad corridor in 2009 running beside the river. The Greenway ...
  • Hudson River Greenway

    State: NY
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    By far the biggest car-free bicycle and pedestrian path New York City has ever seen, the Hudson River Greenway is a continuous 11-mile route between Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan and the Little Red Lighthouse underneath the George ...
  • Hudson Valley Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.57 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Located in the mid-Hudson Valley is a remarkable trail that is picturesque and family friendly. This flat, paved Hudson Valley Trail stretches a little more than 2 miles through hardwood forests, over Black Creek and under two spectacular stone-arch ...
  • Hutchinson River Greenway

    State: NY
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Hutchinson River Greenway offers a convenient alternative to the Hutchinson River Parkway, which it closely follows. Although adjacent to the busy thoroughfare, trees have been planted along the route to help beautify the path and trail-goers ...
  • Hyde Park Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Hyde Park Trail is a 10-mile system connecting national historic sites, town parks and nature preserves in Hyde Park, New York. The trail connects the national historic sites of Vanderbilt Mansion, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Eleanor ...
  • Irondequoit Lakeside Multi-Use Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete

    Following the shore of Lake Ontario from the Irondequoit Bay to the Genesee River, the Irondequoit Lakeside Multi-Use Trail provides scenic views of the area's three major waterways. The path, built on a former railroad bed known locally as ...
  • Jack Harrington White Plains Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Woodchips

    The Jack Harrington White Plains Greenway was recently renamed to honor a long-time member of the city's conservation board. The trail's corridor follows the former New York, Westchester & Boston Railway right-of-way, extending from a City parking ...
  • Jim Schug Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Grass, Gravel

    The Jim Schug Trail offers a short, sweet excursion in New York's Finger Lakes region. The trail was known as the Dryden Lake Trail until it was renamed in 2002 in memory of the late town supervisor who acquired the land. The trail follows a ...
  • John Kieran Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel, Woodchips

    The John Kieran Nature Trail is a short loop that borders Van Cortlandt Lake and its associated wetlands. It is a wonderful site for bird-watching. The trail also passes several sites of significance including an old cemetery and the 67-acre ...
  • Jones Beach Bikeway (Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway)

    State: NY
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Jones Beach Bikeway is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path on the southwestern end of Long Island that parallels Wantagh Parkway from Seaford to Jones Beach State Park. The trail is also known by two other names: Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway ...
  • Jones Point Path

    State: NY
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

    The Jones Point Path occupies an abandoned motor vehicle route (old US Route 9W). The path provides bicyclists with a relatively safe bypass to a dangerous section of busy US Route 9W near Bear Mountain, NY. It also serves as a connecting trail ...
  • Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clarke Trail—occupy the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad's Nyack and Piermont Branch. Each trail is fairly short but taken together they ...
  • Kaaterskill Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Kaaterskill Rail Trail offers a beautiful wooded walk through Haines Falls in eastern New York, nestled in the northern Catskills. It begins at the historical Ulster & Delaware Train Station, built in 1913, that serves as headquarters for ...
  • Kennedy Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Cinder

    The Kennedy Trail begins at the northwest corner of the 68-acre campus of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers. The town, which sits 30 miles from White Plains and 55 miles from New York City, is home to an IBM campus and Pepsi headquarters. The ...
  • Keuka Outlet Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    In the heart of New York's Finger Lakes Region is a rail-trail that is part natural wonder and part industrial archaeology, and the 7-mile trail Keuka Outlet Trail has a unique heritage. Technically a stream, the 8-mile Keuka (KYOO-ka) Lake ...
  • Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail runs for 1.5 miles between Old Dock Road at Church Street in Kings Park and Nissequogue River State Park. The trail is a town of Smithtown park and follows an abandoned railroad corridor that was once an old ...
  • Klara Sauer Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Klara Sauer Trail (formerly known as the Beacon Riverside Trail) runs for 1 mile along the Hudson River on the west side of New York's village of Beacon. The trail occupies the same corridor as the live commuter rail, between the Beacon ...
  • Lackawanna Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lackawanna Rail Trail spans Elmira, New York, linking famous Eldridge Park with the city’s waterfront. The paved trail uses a former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad corridor for most of its route. In the north, Eldridge Park ...
  • Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Travelers on the Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail will enjoy scenic views of wooded areas, surrounding bodies of water and wetlands. The trail parallels the north side of the Parkway, which runs along Lake Ontario's southern shore. For longer ...
  • Lake Placid to Saranac Lake Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 8.6 miles
    Surface:

    The Adirondack North Country Association has successfully applied for $796,575 in Transportation Enhancements Program funds to build a 9.1 mile bicycle and pedestrian trail that will link the communities of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake through ...
  • Lancaster Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lancaster Heritage Trail offers scenic views as it traverses the wooded Lancaster countryside. At each end, kiosks provide a brief history of the trail, which was built on a portion of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad bed dating ...
  • Lehigh Memory Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 0.71 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Just east of Buffalo, New York, lies the Lehigh Memory Trail in the Village of Williamsville. The pathway is a short paved trail that runs through the heart of the village. The trail can get crowded with rollerbladers, so stay alert on the weekends. On ...
  • Lehigh Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 15.8 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

    The Lehigh Valley Trail is part of a developing system of rail-trails in western New York. The segment from Victor to Rush offers nearly 16 miles of serene wooded and rural areas. Plus, it is literally expanding horizons for trail enthusiasts. ...
  • Lehigh Valley Trail - North Branch

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 14.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The North Branch of the Lehigh Valley Trail connects the campuses of the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology. The trail’s northern terminus is where the Erie Canal Heritage Trail connects to the university’s parking ...
  • Liberty Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Liberty Rail Trail extends about 2.5 miles through the village of Liberty, NY, between Chestnut Street/SR 52 (near West Street) and the old rail trestle in Ferndale. The trail occupies a portion of a former railroad corridor once owned by ...
  • Maple City Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Maple City Trail offers a short, but scenic route through Ogdensburg in northern New York. It begins at the city's visitor center on the south bank of the St. Lawrence River, which separates the state from Canada. From there, the paved trail ...
  • North County Trailway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 22.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The North County Trailway is the longest of the four connected rail-trails breathing new life into the former New York Central Railroad's Putnam Division line. The "Old Put" provided passenger and freight service between New York City and Brewster, ...
  • O & W Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

    Three segments of the O&W Rail-Trail are open to the public within the Town of Fallsburg: Mountaindale to Woodridge, 2.7 miles; Woodridge toward South Fallsburg, 1.8 miles; South Fallsburg to Hurleyville), 3 miles. When complete, the trail will ...
  • O&W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    This unique in-city trail was built on portions of the former Ontario and Western Railway Line through the City of Oswego. The Ontario and Western Railway ran its last train in March of 1957. The trail passes through a short tunnel, which was ...
  • Ocean Parkway Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Ocean Parkway Trail closely follows its eponymous thoroughfare nearly 5 miles through several Brooklyn neighborhoods, ending only a block from the popular Coney Island boardwalk. Those traveling with children will enjoy the many playgrounds ...
  • Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 26.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    The Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park follows the route of the Old Croton Aqueduct, which carried water to New York City from 1842 to 1955. Most of the structure lies beneath the trail and has been designated a National Historic Landmark. ...
  • Old Erie Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clark Trail—occupy the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad's Nyack and Piermont Branch. Each trail is fairly short but taken together they ...
  • Old Mine Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Fahnestock State Park is a relatively undiscovered gems in the New York State Park System. Located a few miles east of Cold Spring Village on Rt. 301 (Main Street), the park jurisdiction was recently expanded to include almost 10,000 acres of ...
  • Old Putnam Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt, Grass

    Splayed over 1,146 acres in northwest Bronx, Van Cortlandt Park has a lot going on. The park is New York City's fourth largest and is home to the oldest municipal golf course in America. There are playgrounds, walking trails, running tracks, ...
  • Ongiara Trail System

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    Whirlpool State Park has two levels--the upper, or street level has many overlooks with spectacular views of the swirling waters of the rapids, the whirlpool and the Niagara River Escarpment. Visitors picnic and children use the playground at ...
  • Ontario Pathways Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 19 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Grass, Gravel

    Shaped like a left-leaning V, the Ontario Pathways Rail Trail travels southwest from Canandaigua to Stanley, then shoots north to Clifton Springs. The rural trail is the pride of an industrious community organization, Ontario Pathways, Inc., ...
  • Oswego County Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 28 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Oswego County Trail follows an abandoned right-of-way of the old New York Ontario & Western Railroad between Cleveland and Fulton. The trail passes among scenic countryside on a sometimes rough surface. Many of the railroad bridges have ...
  • Painted Post Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    If you are near Corning, New York, and need a nice walk, check out this charming respite. The Painted Post Trail connects schools, playgrounds, other trails and residential neighborhoods west of Corning. The wide right-of-way (nearly 100 feet) ...
  • Parksville Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Cinder

    This rustic unpaved trail, just over three miles in length, runs along a route formerly used by the New York, Ontario, & Western Railway's Main Line through Parksville in Sullivan County, NY. The trail is identified on some web-based interactive ...
  • Pat McGee Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 12.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass

    Make way for diversity on the Pat McGee Trail. This 12.1-mile path boasts a diverse array of plant and animal life, with more than 150 species of bird. A variety of users, including snowmobilers and equestrians, can be seen. The trail even crosses ...
  • Philip A. Rayhill Memorial Recreational Trail (NH&W Rail Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Philip A. Rayhill Memorial Recreational Trail is part of the New Hartford & Whitestown Rail Trail system (NH & W). The 4-mile asphalt trail links the two towns and roughly parallels Route 840 (Judd Road).
  • Pittsford Trail System (Railroad Loop Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 11.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Pittsford Trail System, also called the Railroad Loop Trail, provides access to the Erie Canal, town of Pittsford, and shopping and business district in the quaint New York village. A short segment follows part of the Erie Canalway Trail. ...
  • Putnam Trailway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The final passenger cars of the Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad ran in 1958, but the rail line that so influenced development of this area still sparks nostalgia. The "Old Put" carried commuters from New York City north to Brewster, ...
  • Quarry Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 0.1 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    The Quarry Trail is currently a 600-foot long unimproved strip of land along what is known as Quarry Road in the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. The trail links Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park and Hastings-on-Hudson trails. Access ...
  • Railroad Run

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Railroad Run trail runs for just a half mile between West Circular Street and Congress Avenue in Saratoga Springs. The trail is part of a growing network throughout the town and county. There are plans to extend the trail south to West Avenue ...
  • Ramapo River Trailway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.88 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This project will convert an abandoned railroad spur from the New York State/New Jersey line to an existing bike/pedestrian trail along the Ramapo River as part of a larger trailway system. The trail corridor is located in the western end ...
  • Raymond G. Esposito Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clark Trail—occupy the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad's Nyack and Piermont Branch. Each trail is fairly short but taken together they ...
  • Ridgeway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.3 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    The Ridgeway Trail skirts the banks of Willseyville Creek along the abandoned rail bed of the Delaware & Lackawanna Railroad and the former Lehigh Valley Railroad. From south Willseyville the trail heads north into Tomkins County and ends at ...
  • Rivergate Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 30.2 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Note: The Rivergate trail is closed from Theresa to English Settlement Road because of a washout. Contact the Rivergate Wheelers for updated information. The Rivergate Trail, also called the Sissy Danforth Rivergate Trail, stretches from ...
  • Rochester, Syracuse and Eastern Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The town of Perinton, New York, has been hard at work improving the Rochester, Syracuse and Eastern Trail, and it shows. Since 1996, when the American Hiking Society designated Perinton as a Trail Town USA, the trail has a new connection with ...
  • Samuel G. Fisher Mount Ivy Environmental Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Woodchips

    A former right-of-way of the NY & NJ Railroad. Near historical Mount Ivy which was the center of a Quaker settlement in the 18th century. Hiking along railroad bed and wildlife observation and wetland ecology.
  • Saranac Lake Recreational Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 0.52 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Saranac Lake Recreational Path is a .52 mile rail with trail in the village of Saranac Lake. The path begins at Brandy Brook Avenue on the south side of the rail corridor that is used by the Adirondack Scenic Railroad which runs between ...
  • Seneca Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 6.1 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Once used by the Seneca indians, this trail traverses glacial formations, open fields, farmland, wooded wetlands and the Auburn Trail. The degree of difficulty varies from flat and easy to steep and hilly. The trail can be wet and muddy in some ...
  • Shawangunk, Walden, and Wallkill Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Shawangunk, Walden, and Wallkill Rail Trail is built on a railroad right-of-way that was abandoned by Conrail in the late 1970s. Conrail and its predecessors, Penn Central, New York Central, and The Wallkill Valley Railway, provided service ...
  • Shore Parkway Greenway Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 12.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Shore Parkway Greenway Trail is comprised of two disconnected segments along the New York Harbor that together offer more than 12 miles of paved pathway on Brooklyn's southern border. Between the two segments sits Coney Island, well-known ...
  • South County Trailway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 14.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The South County Trailway is a zippy paved trail heading north from Yonkers through the Hudson River Valley communities of Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Irvington, Greenburgh and Elmsford. Popular with bike commuters seeking relief ...
  • South Hill Recreation Way

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The South Hill Recreation Way follows the southern rim of the Six Mile Creek gorge from the outskirts of southeast Ithaca to Burns Road, near the Ithaca Reservoir. The gravel path follows the former grade of the Cayuga and Susquehanna, built ...
  • Spring Run Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Currently, the 1-mile Spring Run Trail extends between East Street just south of Excelsior Avenue and I-87, or the Northway, near Exit 15. Eventually, the trail will begin in Congress Park and run along city streets through High Rock Park to ...
  • Staten Island Greenbelt Multi-Purpose Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Several trails are found throughout Staten Island's Greenbelt system of trails but only one allows both cyclists and walkers, the Staten Island Greenbelt Multi-Purpose Trail. At 2.6 miles, the crushed gravel trail offers a nice jaunt for joggers, ...
  • Tallman Mountain State Park Bike Path

    State: NY
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt

    Tallman Mountain State Park Bike Path is partially paved and bisects the Tallman Mountain State Park. The route provides a motor-vehicle-free way for bicyclists using US Route 9W to connect with downtown Piermont, New York. The park itself is ...
  • Tannersville Bike Path (Huckleberry Multi-Use Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    For family riding and walking, the Tannersville Bike Path offers a 2.7 mile stretch of graded dirt path starting on Clum Hill Road directly across from Cortina Valley. The opposite end is on Bloomer Road. In the middle of the path is Tannersville ...
  • Terry Gordon Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This multi-use community trail is a hit with locals, and it appeals to visitors—especially those with a yen for military history. Plattsburgh, New York, has figured in this country's war history from the American Revolution and the War of 1812 ...
  • Timp-Torne Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Just an hour north of New York City, the Timp-Torne Trail offers a scenic hike through Bear Mountain and Harriman State Parks with panoramic vistas of the Hudson River. The rugged blue-blazed trail travels along Dunderberg Mountain, The Timp ...
  • Two Mile Creek Greenway

    State: NY
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Two Mile Creek Greenway runs from East Park Drive near I-290 to the Niagara River in the town of Tonawanda. The trail follows along Two Mile Creek, passing through Veterans Memorial Park, and ends at a connection with the Riverwalk Trail ...
  • Uncle Sam Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Inland and east of the Hudson River, the Uncle Sam Bike Trail (also called the Uncle Sam Trail or Uncle Sam Bikeway) largely serves as a trail for residents of Troy. If, however, you are traveling in the area and want to stretch your legs, this ...
  • Verona Beach State Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    Verona Beach State Park is located on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake. Shaded picnic areas and the campground are adjacent to the beach with an excellent view of the water. The lake, Black Creek, cattail marshes, and bottomland hardwood swamps ...
  • Vestal Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Grass

    The Vestal Rail Trail runs for 2.1 miles through the town of Vestal along an abandoned right-of-way once used by the Delaware–Lackawana & Western Railroad. Today the 12-foot-wide trail is paved for bicyclists, inline skaters and wheelchair users ...
  • Walkway Over The Hudson

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.28 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Built in 1888 to link New York and New England to the coal beds of Pennsylvania and the West, the steel-truss Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge was the longest bridge in the world for a spell, stretching 6,768 feet (approximately 1.28 miles) ...
  • Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 21.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail extends more than 20 miles between Gardiner and Kingston along the route of the old Wallkill Valley Railroad, which, in the late 1800s, carried produce from Ulster County farms to New York City, as well as passengers ...
  • Warren County Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail is as smart as it is pretty. Signs that detail the area's history and appealing destinations accompany a scenic ride from Glens Falls into the resort town of Lake George, New York. Traveling by bicycle in either direction, you can ...
  • William R. Steinhaus Dutchess County Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Dutchess Rail Trail is a local treasure in the Hudson Valley region of New York, and for good reason: the 13-mile trail runs through what seems like a perpetually green landscape of dense tree cover, linking Poughkeepsie at the Hudson River ...
  • Zim Smith Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    Considered "the backbone" of an emerging network of trails in Saratoga County, the Zim Smith Trail, sometimes called the Zim Smith Mid-County Trail, connects the towns of Halfmoon, Round Lake Village, Clifton Park, Malta and Ballston Spa. The ...